Friday, April 5, 2013

Meet: New Plants

   The sun is shining and my mood is vernal. The snow has begun to though slowly melt. There is little snow in the city; of course it is still lying in the garden.
After my previous visit to the garden center, I brought home the new plants. They have been in small pots, so I planted them in larger pots and boxes, that plants could grow before moving to my garden.
Here are my purchases:
Rhododendrons 'Nova Zembla' and 'Scintillation'. They began to grow actively in a sunny and cool place. I know very hardy 'Nova Zembla' is for zone 3; I have not seen comments about another one 'Scintillation'. It is written that it's for a zone 4-5. Did some of you grow such rhododendron?




I've bought two of hellebore, one is greenish-white, and the other is classic, white. They were very weak so I sprinkled a growth stimulator and hellebores began to grow.
My next purchase was Honeysuckle edible. I grow Honeysuckle caprifolium, the beautiful vine that has berries in August. But they are inedible. Now I'll get Honeysuckle's edible fruit. It has been actively growing and I think it should be shorten before the moving to the garden. How do you think?

Two weeks passed and I was not going to buy anything else. But ...Again I was brought to another supermarket and I could not resist. Roses were in a large selection and cheap (100 rubles ~ $ 3 each).
I had purchased one more Canadian rose: is a climber 'Henry Kelsey'. I have read that it could be left on its support for wintering, it is quite hardy. So I've got a chance to check if it is. Another one was floribunda rose 'Punch', I really liked the description of this rose: is covered with buds all season and resists diseases. Look this summer!

Two clematises were the last ones (I hope !). Although clematis grows in my garden, I like them to plant more, other varieties. Here are clematises 'Rouge Cardinal' and 'Miss Bateman'. I guess how wonderful they will grow: red and white flowers together! Clematises immediately began to grow in larger boxes, think I have to ship them carefully so as not to break their sprouts. How do you usually bring your clematis? 

 Thank you!


44 comments:

  1. Nice choices! I will want to see a post of those clematises when you have them panted and they are blooming. Soon!

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    1. Laurrie, so will I! Now I can patiently wait for warm days. Thank you!

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  2. A lovely collection, Nadezda.

    I usually cut my clematises back before planting them out. But it depends in which season they are meant to flower. Spring or late summer.

    I can’t grow Rhododendrons because my soil is not acid.

    Cut the rose back a little bit to make it shoot strong and tough. Maybe you won’t get so many blooms the first year but once it starts it will be good.

    It’s too cold here for going out into the garden but if I had shrubs to plant I would do it as soon as the ground softens. Shrubs are best planted in winter and early spring here. The roots must get established before the plant itself starts growing. I planted a whole row of shrubs to make a hedge earlier last months, before the snow and they are doing well.

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    1. Frico, you're right about clematis, I have to read attentively when these flower and so cut them.
      Of course I see the first year rose won't bloom a lot. As you advise I will cut the roses when plant them.
      The last fall, before the snow I had to plant some fruit and ornamental bushes. Now have to prune them when snow melts.
      Thank you for so valuable advices!

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  3. Looks like you have made some wonderful additions to your garden - I can't wait to see them bloom this summer! I think edible honeysuckle is called honeyberry or haskap in English. I have two bushes and am hoping for berries this year!

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    1. Spruge, yes, it's a honeyberry or haskap! I do hope to eat some berries the next year. My garden neighbor has it and eats berries but I've never tasted honeyberries. Thank you!

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  4. New plants are always so exciting! You've made some wonderful selections! I'm sorry I don't know the answers to your questions as we plant these directly outside.

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    1. I'm glad with my new plants, they are alive and grow well. Thank you, Peter!

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  5. Your garden will look stunning this summer! I like that pink Rhododendron. I don't know if my Christmas rose will survive til the gardening season... Happy weekend, Nadezda!

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    1. Satu, hellebores are very hardy and I hope yours are well when snow melts. Thank you!

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  6. Dear Nadezna,i'm sure your new plants are going to grow and bloome beautifully in your garden this Summer!Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Dimi..

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  7. Ooh, I LOVE your plants. You are very smart to get them started indoors. I look forward to photos of them in your lovely garden. Here's hoping warm weather comes soon. Have a happy weekend.

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    1. Grace, you are in warm spring now! I hope my plants stay healthy indoors till warm spring comes. Thank you!

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  8. You've got a bit of work to do soon Nadezda but they'll look lovely when they start growing and flowering. Have a lovely weekend.
    Patricia

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    1. I do hope my plants grow well when I move them to the garden. Thank you, Patricia!

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  9. Hi Nadezda
    I rarely order plants online - I either grow them from seed or buy them at the nursery. You have some great ones for this summer!
    Love the new header...

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    1. Glad you liked new header, was taken kneeling in the snow.
      I want these my purchases will be healthy till warmth comes in my garden. Thank you!

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  10. I think you've make a good selection. I can imagine all these adding more colours to your garden this summer. Of all the plants, I like clematis best. Happy gardening!

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    1. I love clematis as well, and want more varieties in my garden. Thank you, Stiletto!

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  11. Great choices! Can't wait to see them blooming in your garden.

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  12. Your new plants looks great! Can't wait to see them in your garden!

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  13. Hello Nadezda
    Beautiful plants you have purchased. I / we have some rhododendron in our garden approx. 200 pieces, I am glad that they flourish. Wish you a good weekend :) Hugs Hanne Bente

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    1. Hanne Bente, I have the rhododendrons and always can't resist and buy some new! I love their blooms. Thank you!

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  14. Espero ver dentro de poco todas estas macetas en flor que estaran preciosas:))
    Aquí no deja de lloverNadezda. Tenemos una primavera con mucha aguay sigue haciendo frio.
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un beso

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    1. Laura, todos dicen que esta primavera es unica. Tenemos nieve hasta hoy, aunque estaba calientame bajo el sol, hoy teniamos +7 C! Espero que todas mis plantas llegan bien al jardin! Gracias!

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  15. Welcome Nadezda!
    Oh, you bought a lot of various plants.
    They look great. I can imagine how beautiful it will look in the garden.
    Regards:)
    Lucia

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    1. I hope they will! Thank you, Lucia!

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  16. Now you have me excited to rush to the gardening store! All you plants look very excited too and are sprouting very well. I can't wait to see how they do in your garden this summer.

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    1. Rosemary, the garden center is one magic place, I think. The gardeners have staring eyes there. Thank you!

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  17. You purchased beautiful plants! Those clematis will be really pretty growing together. :o)

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    1. Tammy, yes, I think so!
      Thank you1

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  18. Nadezda, I grow all of these plants in my garden, but not specifically any of those you have bought, they are all lovely plants and I especially love rhododendrons – and roses of course! Looking forward to seeing all of yours once they have got a place in your garden and started flowering :-)

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    1. Helene, I know you have a "nursery" on the shelves in you garden. Unfortunately my garden isn't near, so I have all purchases at home, in a cool place. I think will move them to my garden soon! Thank you!

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  19. So many exciting purchases, I can't wait to see them in your garden. Good luck. I especially envy you the rhodies, they really don't like it here...

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    1. I love rhododendrons as well, they are evergreen and wintered well. Thank you, Masha!

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  20. Hello Nadezda,
    I hope this comment will display, as I have been having problems posting comments.
    Your plants look very healthy and are getting a good start. So many nice choices. I love Clematis.
    Thank you for your comments on my blog.
    Betty

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    1. Clematis is my favorite liana, so I want to plant more varieties. Thank you, Betty!

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  21. Dear Nadezda!
    Very please accept from me honorable mention "I LIKE YOUR GARDEN"
    Welcome to another.
    Regards
    Lucia

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    1. Lucia, thank you for award, it's a pleasure!

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  22. Looks like you are all ready for gardening season to begin! I didn't realize there was a honeysuckle with edible fruit--I just love the fragrance of these vines. It's finally turning to spring here, too, so I'm hoping to go plant shopping soon as well.

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    1. I'm glad the spring finally came to your place. Happy gardening, Rose!

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